LINGUIST List 12.558

Tue Feb 27 2001

Calls: Machine Translation - Towards a Road Map for MT

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  1. Steven Krauwer, MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT

Message 1: MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 16:15:12 +0100 (MET)
From: Steven Krauwer <>
Subject: MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT

 Call for Workshop Contributions
 MT 2010 -- Towards a Road Map for MT
 September 19, 2001, afternoon
 Workshop organised by ELSNET
 and hosted by MT Summit VIII
 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
 September 18-22 2001
Aim and context:

 The aim of the workshop is to contribute to ELSNET's ongoing action to
 establish a road map for MT for the next decade. A road map comprises
 an analysis of the present situation, a vision of where we want to be
 in ten years from now, and a number of intermediate milestones that
 would help in setting intermediate goals and in measuring our progress
 towards our goals. The function of the road map is not to impose
 anything on anyone, but rather to provide a broadly supported
 definition of a context in which to position the MT community's
 efforts, which would allow us to identify common priorities for joint
 activities in e.g. research, resources and training.

 Papers are invited that
 * give critical analyses of the present state of the art in machine
 translation of written and spoken language,
 * present visions of the future of machine translation, both from a
 technological and from an application point of view, or
 * identify major milestones and challenges on our way towards the
 future, and/or ways to measure our progress along the road.

 It will be a half-day workshop, with three sessions:
 * The first session will aim at giving a critical analysis of the
 present situation.
 * The second session will be dedicated to visions of the future.
 * The third session will aim at establishing intermediate milestones
 (e.g. timelines, necessary research achievements), methods to
 evaluate progress along the road, and training requirements to be
 met in order to reach our goals.

 The primary audience consists of people with an analytical or future
 oriented, programmatic interest, both from research and from industry.
Workshop schedule:

 * 15 April 2001: Submission deadline
 * 31 May 2001: Notification of acceptance
 * 15 July 2001: Submission of final versions
Submission details:

 Papers should be sent in electronic form to
 For the submission format we follow the same guidelines as the main
Core Programme/Organisation Committee:

 * Steven Krauwer (ELSNET, Netherlands) Chair
 * Niels Ole Bernsen (NIS, Denmark)
 * Paul Heisterkamp (Daimler-Chrysler, Germany)
 * Jose Pardo (UPM, Spain)
 * Pierre Isabelle (XEROX, France)
 * Arjan van Hessen (IP Globalnet, Netherlands)
 * Antonio Zampolli (U. Pisa, Italy)
 * Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany)
 * Oliviero Stock (IRST, Italy)
 * Susan Armstrong (ISSCO/ETI, Switzerland)
 * Herman Caeyers (LANT, Belgium)
 * Nuria Bel (gilcUB, Spain)
 * Ed Hovy (ISI, USA)
Workshop URL:

Contact details:

 Steven Krauwer email:
 ELSNET / UiL OTS www:
 Trans 10 phone: +31 30 253 6050
 3512 JK Utrecht, NL fax: +31 30 253 6000
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